Washington and Lee to serve as “continuity of operations” site for CAFC

 The Federal Circuit visited Washington and Lee University yesterday to hear oral arguments.  Washington and Lee has been named as the “continuity of operations”* site for the Federal Circuit in the event of an emergency.

The Federal Circuit will now sit at Washington and Lee once each year.  [Source]

*Continuity of Operations, as defined in the National Security Presidential Directive-51/Homeland Security Presidential Directive-20 (NSPD-51/HSPD-20) and the National Continuity Policy Implementation Plan (NCPIP), is an effort within individual executive departments and agencies to ensure that Primary Mission Essential Functions (PMEFs) continue to be performed during a wide range of emergencies, including localized acts of nature, accidents and technological or attack-related emergencies.

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